RootDim [root]

RootDim [root]


RootDim was formerly known as SuperDim. RootDim requires root privileges on your device.

RootDim has been largely superceded by our ScreenDim, which does not require root (though it also has an enhanced root mode, which on some newer devices may work more reliably than RootDim) and has useful features like presets in the notification area.

RootDim lets you dim LCD screens (and a few OLED ones) to very low levels--lower than the OS normally allows (that's why you need root privileges)--to save night vision. This will be particularly useful for serious amateur astronomers.

On some devices you can also turn off LEDs (e.g., power LED).

If you have ChainFire3D, RootDim will let you conveniently control the nightmode settings together with the brightness settings.

You can save up to five profiles that can be restored with a single touch in the RootDim screen. The profiles include LCD backlight brightness and nightmode settings (if applicable). Long touch on profile button to save, short touch to load.

You can also create launcher shortcuts for particular saved profiles and for cycling through all the profiles.

If RootDim doesn't work on your device, email me at [email protected] before leaving a low rating. Maybe I can fix it.

Note 1: Some devices don't allow going below the minimum value allowed by the OS. There is really nothing I can do about that.

Note 2: There is a special feature for some Archos 70/101 devices that have a firmware problem that prevents them from waking up properly when they've been put to sleep with a low brightness (this problem occurs even if you don't have SuperDim). Go to Menu|Options and choose that option if you have one of these devices, and it should fix the problem.

Note 3: For all the users who would like a widget, please remember the launcher shortcut feature.

Recent changes:
1.58:
- bug fix
1.56:
- add support for light control on devices that don't support 'trigger' interface
- include other light settings in profiles
1.55:
- fix a light control bug
- but the light control is still broken on devices that don't support the 'trigger' interface
1.54:
- allow renaming of custom presets
1.53:
- renamed to RootDim
- better control over extra lights (still maybe not perfect)
1.52:
- added support for additional devices
- fix for Archos Gen8 firmware bug
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About RootDim [root]
RootDim was formerly known as SuperDim. RootDim requires root privileges on your device.

RootDim has been largely superceded by our ScreenDim, which does not require root (though it also has an enhanced root mode, which on some newer devices may work more reliably than RootDim) and has useful features like presets in the notification area.

RootDim lets you dim LCD screens (and a few OLED ones) to very low levels--lower than the OS normally allows (that's why you need root privileges)--to save night vision. This will be particularly useful for serious amateur astronomers.

On some devices you can also turn off LEDs (e.g., power LED).

If you have ChainFire3D, RootDim will let you conveniently control the nightmode settings together with the brightness settings.

You can save up to five profiles that can be restored with a single touch in the RootDim screen. The profiles include LCD backlight brightness and nightmode settings (if applicable). Long touch on profile button to save, short touch to load.

You can also create launcher shortcuts for particular saved profiles and for cycling through all the profiles.

If RootDim doesn't work on your device, email me at [email protected] before leaving a low rating. Maybe I can fix it.

Note 1: Some devices don't allow going below the minimum value allowed by the OS. There is really nothing I can do about that.

Note 2: There is a special feature for some Archos 70/101 devices that have a firmware problem that prevents them from waking up properly when they've been put to sleep with a low brightness (this problem occurs even if you don't have SuperDim). Go to Menu|Options and choose that option if you have one of these devices, and it should fix the problem.

Note 3: For all the users who would like a widget, please remember the launcher shortcut feature.

Recent changes:
1.58:
- bug fix
1.56:
- add support for light control on devices that don't support 'trigger' interface
- include other light settings in profiles
1.55:
- fix a light control bug
- but the light control is still broken on devices that don't support the 'trigger' interface
1.54:
- allow renaming of custom presets
1.53:
- renamed to RootDim
- better control over extra lights (still maybe not perfect)
1.52:
- added support for additional devices
- fix for Archos Gen8 firmware bug

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 27, 2015
Hahaha..awesome!!!!
A Google User
Aug 20, 2015
Doesn't work
A Google User
Aug 19, 2015
Keeps On Blinking ! Please Fix The Slight Blinking Of The Screen When Brightness Is Set To "1" ... N "2" ..
A Google User
Aug 9, 2015
Does what it says, love it... I wish there was an option for notf drawer widget or so. And it's not designed just for phones! :)
A Google User
Aug 9, 2015
Better than the rest Interface is not the best but the app works better than the alternatives.